The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has launched the Biobank Learning platform, a freely accessible resource that provides learning and training material for professionals involved in biobank-based research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The Biobank Learning platform includes more than 80 learning resources tailored to help specialists contribute to efficient and impactful analysis. Topics covered include biobanking infrastructure, collection and management of samples and data, and bioinformatics.
The only resource of its kind, the Biobank Learning platform was developed by the Education and Training Group and the Laboratory Services and Biobank Group at IARC as part of the Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa (B3Africa) project. It will be maintained and developed by IARC through the LMICs Biobank and Cohort Building Network (BCNet) initiative.